Nadler, Johnson Congratulate Shira Perlmutter on Copyright Appointment
Washington, September 21, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Chairman Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. (D-GA) released the following joint statement congratulating Shira Perlmutter on her appointment as the 14th Register of Copyrights:
"We would also like to thank the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, for her thorough search process to identify a new Register that included extensive outreach to the public as well as to Members of Congress."Finally, we extend our gratitude to Maria Strong for her service as the Acting Register for the past nine-plus months, during which time she successfully guided the Office through its initial response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including implementation of the emergency authorities granted to the Office pursuant to the CARES Act, while also overseeing the issuance of the Office’s report on Section 512 of Title 17, the culmination of a years-long study of the efficacy of this section of the copyright laws, enacted as part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998."
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